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Machu Picchu 360 Degree View by Kyle Porter

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Kyle Porter Kyle Porter
Explore score
0.20 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 28, 2010
Date taken
Apr 18, 2010

Canon Powershot SX110 IS


I shot this full 360 degree panoramic while at Machu Picchu in April of 2010. It was a very interesting trip and we did it in 4 days total.

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.
The Incas started building the estate around AD 1400 but it was abandoned as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction.
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Since it was not plundered by the Spanish when they conquered the Incas, it is especially important as a cultural site and is considered a sacred place. Machu Picchu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World through an online and telephone poll conducted by the New7Wonders foundation.
I shot this full 360 degree panoramic while at Machu Picchu in April of 2010. It was a very interesting trip and we did it in 4 days total.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 195 megapixels (21914 x 8910 pixels)
Input images: 91 (13 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 146.4 degrees high (top=83.6, bottom=-62.7)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-04-18 13:31:53 - 2010-04-18 13:39:29
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 35.8 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 46.6 to 96.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 46.7 to 50.8 percent
Computer stats: 9216 MB RAM, 4 CPUs
Total time 2:29:27 (1:38 per picture)
Alignment: 3:34, Projection: 5:17, Blending: 2:20:36

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